Belleville artist Paula Haniszewski is taking the spotlight in a new-as-new-gets solo exhibition at Houska Gallery in St. Louis’ Central West End neighborhood.
That exhibition, which runs from Oct. 18 to Nov. 30, occupies the visual art showcase opened more than two decades ago by its namesake, local pop artist Charles Houska.
“Her imagery is irreverent and satirical, a little mysterious, yet also has an air of extravagance,” Jessica Mannisi, the gallery’s curatorial director, says of Haniszewski’s work. “Her treatment of both her subjects and the media in which she works is thoughtful, thought-provoking and humorous. Further, the juxtaposition of her imagery with a vibrant, nearly fluorescent color palette leaves the viewer guessing and asking questions.”